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8:30 PM ET, November 22, 2010

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Apple:
Apple's iOS 4.2 Available Today for iPad, iPhone & iPod touch  —  Major Software Update Brings Multitasking, Folders, Unified Inbox, Game Center, AirPlay & AirPrint to iPad  —  Apple® today announced that iOS 4.2, the latest version of the world's most advanced mobile operating system …
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Sam Grobart / Gadgetwise:
Understanding AirPlay in Apple's iOS 4.2  —  Update November 22, 2:11 p.m.: Added information regarding Airplay's audio capabilities.  —  As you may have learned already from my colleague Nick Bilton's post, Apple on Monday released an upgrade to its iOS operating system that brings a number …
Dwight Silverman / Houston Chronicle:
Is your iPhone's music gone after updating to iOS 4.2.1?  Here's a fix  —  If you're an iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch user, you probably know that Apple released the latest update to the operating system that powers those devices. iOS 4.2.1 is now flowing through the tubes …
Discussion: TechCrunch, Gizmodo and IntoMobile
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
iOS 4.2 available today, brings the iPad into the multitasking era (update: it's live)  —  You've waited a long while for this day to come, but here it finally is.  Apple is today rolling out iOS 4.2 to iPads and qualifying iPhones (3G, 3GS and 4) and iPod touches (second, third and fourth generation) …
Jason Snell / Macworld:
Apple makes Find My iPhone free for some iOS 4.2 users
Google Enterprise Blog:
A bridge to the cloud: Google Cloud Connect for Microsoft Office now available to early testers  —  Tens of millions of people have moved to Google Docs because it's 100% web: it provides real-time collaboration in the browser, with no software to install, manage or upgrade.
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Jessie / The Official Netflix Blog:
A new plan for watching instantly, plus price changes to existing unlimited plans  —  Hi, Jessie Becker here, VP Marketing, with an update about changes we are making today to our plans and prices.  —  First, we are now offering a new $7.99 a month plan which lets you instantly watch unlimited TV episodes …
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
So... whatever happened to Google's Chrome OS?  —  It was just about a year and a half ago that Google started talking up plans for its Chrome OS.  As I recall, a number of bloggers and reporters began tolling the death knell for Windows at that time, claiming Google's “operating-system-less” …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google: Chrome OS Still Coming This Year (It Just Might Be In Beta Form)  —  There's a lot of hoopla right now that Google's Chrome OS has been delayed and will miss the stated release date of “this year”.  Much of this is based off of the comment that Google CEO Eric Schmidt made last week …
Clint Boulton / eWeek:
Google CEO Schmidt: No Chrome OS Netbooks for Christmas
Discussion: Geek.com and THINQ.co.uk
Robin Wauters / TechCrunchIT:
Attachmate Corporation To Buy Novell For $2.2 Billion  —  Attachmate Corporation has agreed to acquire technology giant Novell for $6.10 per share in cash in a transaction valued at approximately $2.2 billion.  Attachmate is owned by an investment group led by Francisco Partners, Golden Gate Capital and Thoma Bravo.
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Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:   Today's Novell Deal Helps Microsoft Continue Linux Fight
Foursquare Blog:
We're heading west!  —  In the past year, we had a major growth spurt: from about 100,000 to over 4.5 million users; from a single phone platform to six; from 50-person foursquare flashmobs to 1,000 person epic swarms; and we now have thousands of developers building on the the foursquare API.
Shin Hyon-hee / The Korea Herald:
Galaxy Tab global sales top 600,000 units  —  Samsung Electronics Co. said Sunday it has sold more than 600,000 units of its tablet PC globally just a month after its launch.  —  The 7-inch Galaxy Tab was first released in Italy in mid-October, challenging the global dominance of Apple Inc.'s 9.7-inch iPad.
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
News Corp's Upcoming iPad App ‘The Daily’ to Pioneer New Recurring Subscription Billing  —  So the cat — or at least part of the cat — is out of the bag on Apple's upcoming support for recurring subscription billing for content.  Edward Helmore, reporting for The Guardian yesterday:
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Electronista:
Apple, News Corp seen launchng Daily, iTunes subs on Dec. 9
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Scott Rosenberg / Scott Rosenberg's Wordyard:
Why the Daily, Murdoch's “tablet newspaper,” will be DOA
Surur / WMPoweruser.com:
Silverlight coming to Xbox 360-the circle is complete  —  Microsoft has put out a job advert asking for a software development engineer to bring Silverlight to the Xbox 360.  —  Silverlight is already the development basis of Windows phone 7, and of course already runs on the desktop.
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
HP Employees Rejoice As New CEO Returns Pay To Previous Levels  —  HP is raising salary levels back to where they were pre-financial crisis, new CEO Leo Apotheker just told employees.  —  Here's what one employee just told us:  —  We heard from Leo today.
Discussion: Data Central
Ryan Singel / Epicenter:
FCC Updating 911 for the Texting Generation, SRSLY  —  In a bid to bring the life-saving emergency service 911 into the 21st century, the FCC is looking at letting citizens report crimes through text messages and even stream video from their mobile phones to emergency centers.
Discussion: Gizmodo
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Viacom Confirms Blocking Access To Full Episodes On Google TV  —  Add Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon and Viacom's other networks to the growing list of those slamming barriers up for Google (NSDQ: GOOG) TV.  This might seem like a no brainer given the company's longstanding lawsuit of Goggle …
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
HP Beats The Street; Q4 Revenue Up 8 Percent To $33.3 Billion  —  HP narrowly beat analyst expectations for Q4 earnings today, posting net revenue of $33.3 billion, up $2.5 billion or 8% from a year earlier.  Non-GAAP diluted EPS was $1.33, up 17% from $1.14 in the prior-year period.
Jolie O'Dell / Mashable!:
Twitter's Creative Director Talks Design, UX and Inspiration  —  The Web Design Best Practices Series is supported by The Bazaar, a marketplace to buy and sell creative objects.  Creatives can start setting up their stores here.  The Bazaar offers free shipping for all orders this festive season, and can be visited at http://bza.co.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Facebook Tries To Silence Lamebook: Removes Its Page, Blocks Links And Likes  —  Another chapter in the Facebook vs. Lamebook, errmm, book: the social networking giant has confirmed to us that it has moved to diligently block all outgoing links to Lamebook.com, shut down the two-person company's Facebook Page …
 
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Acer likely to debut Android 2.2 tablet PC along with Wintel model …
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David Carnoy / CNET News:
B&N rolls out 1.5 firmware update for e-ink Nooks
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Internet TV Network Revision3 Wants You To Lean Back And Watch ... On Your TV
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
PayPal's Shoptimist Offers Group Buying and Sweepstakes
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Caroline McCarthy / CNET News:
Study: Fifth of Facebook users exposed to malware
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Huawei Hires Ex-Nortel CTO John Roese
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Ellen McGirt / Fast Company:
I Want My Twitter TV!
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
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Discussion: BoomTown, VentureBeat and VatorNews
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Life inside Facebook: how head of developers organises 500 people
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